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Chick Webb
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Bandleader
    (February 10, 1905-June 16, 1939)
    Born in Baltimore, Maryland
    Died from spinal surgery complications at 34
    Full name was William Henry Webb
    He was short.
    His year of birth is in dispute.
    He suffered depression.
    Despite medical concerns, he continued playing drums until fainting from exhaustion.
    Tuberculosis of the spine caused his small stature.
    He sold newspapers to buy his first drum kit.
    He discovered Ella Fitzgerald.
    One of the most influential jazz drummers of all time, Buddy Rich called him 'the daddy of them all.'

Credit: Black Chic


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